Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

Winter 2019–20 programming is underway!

Authentic Movement & Action Theater, freeing the resonant voice, Evening for the Senses, creative residencies & performance... There are many rich offerings this Winter for deepening into the magic of connection and creation. Learn More & Register >>

Registration is open...check out Spring 2020 programs!

Viewpoints, site-responsive performance, consent culture in Contact Improvisation, Spring Equinox Jam, Queer Lab & Jam, and more. Spring 2020 is rich in opportunities for exploring pedagogies of interrelationality. Learn More & Register >>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

April 16, 2020 - 5:00pm to April 19, 2020 - 3:00pm
A forum for CI teachers and committed practitioners to cross-pollinate ideas and strategies toward safer CI spacesCurated by Nicole Bindler, Deirdre Morris & Vivek Patel
May 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to May 19, 2020 - 3:00pm
Currently we are facing a climate emergency. Many of us experience the effects of this subconsciously and through our bodies, in experiences that include anxiety, numbness, and despair. Many of us ask ourselves over and over what can be done. Taking inspiration from grassroots social justice...
May 21, 2020 - 5:00pm to May 25, 2020 - 3:00pm
‘Site-responsive’ encapsulates our research of how embodied experience shifts with the spaces our bodies and imaginations encounter. Through this research, we develop our own language of understanding (of trees, land, skies, etc.) along with choreographic tools for creating performative responses...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

March 19, 2020 - 5:00pm to March 22, 2020 - 3:00pm
Earthdance’s annual Spring Equinox Jam is centered around themes of research and renewal. As winter melts and gives way to spring, a cozy, curious, quiet atmosphere opens up for engaging in Contact Improvisation (CI) dancing and investigation. The Spring Jam averages 40–50 people, and is...
March 22, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. Earthdance's Sunday Music & Movement Jams invite Contact Improvisation dancing at all levels. This Sunday Music & Movement Jam follows a ...
April 19, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. Earthdance's Sunday Music & Movement Jams invite Contact Improvisation dancing at all levels. This Sunday Music & Movement Jam follows a ...